The results suggest Iran's next parliament will be more supportive of President Rohani's drive for economic reforms, but conservatives will remain a powerful force.13:31 30.04.16 | 0 comments
I read with absolute shock and disgust the article entitled "Black Box / A passage from India" by Benny Ziffer. Ziffer does not apepar to have researched the claims of the Bnei Menasheh, and has apparently drawn conclusions from his research notes taken from a TV broadcast. In fact prior to about 100 years ago when Christian missionaries converted the majority of the Bnei Menasheh most of their community lived a form of biblical Judaism, not unlike the Ethiopians. Sadly that level of observance is more than most Israelis can attest to. Although there remains significant doubt about the origins of the Bnei Menasheh, all of them go through a full Orthodox conversion to Judaism before making Aliya. At the very least they are willing and proud converts, which by itself is a major achievement. Perhaps indeed decendants of Jews lost long ago. All of Israel should take pride in them, and Mr Ziffer should consider expanding his research beyond the back of his breakfast cereal box.